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Who sampled who ? Kid Loco : A Grand Love Story for downtempo lovers

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This is the quentessential trip hop album. Marvelously chilled grooves with some outstanding cut and paste work. His loops work to perfection. Kid Loco had a real cinematic style to his early sound. A treat to this day : full of lush instrumentation, easygoing rhythms, and a playful sense of humor that’s much cherished. From the swelling strings of “A Grand Love Theme,” you know you’re in for a treat. It towers over most of the mid nineties trip hop releases and sounds just as amazing a decade later. A cinematic panorama of chilled beats & italian porno soundtracks. This 2 cd set has a bonus disc of tracks only available on his hard-to-find singles, and is well worth the extra money. “Love Me Sweet” features Katrina from The Pastels on vocals, and is the only vocalised track here. And two years ago, I was watching the movie Zodiac by David Fincher and I thought I heard Kid Loco’s A grand love theme but was rather surprised to hear the orginal song from which Loco aka Jean-Yves Prieur had sampled : Three dog night’s Easy to be hard…I thought, wow great job by Loco on this sample.  Still loving a grand love story even 11 years after its release!

Kid Loco : A Grand Love Theme [ Yellow : 1997 ]

Three dog night : Easy to be hard [ Suitable for Framing the band’s second album : 1969 ]

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